Pair of Louis XV period armchairs "à la Reine"
Louis XV period, circa 1740/1750, Paris
Stamp of Louis Cresson (master in 1738)
Dimensions: H 93 x W 68 x D 50 cm at the seat and 68cm at the wall
This pair of beautiful armchairs have flat backs called "à la Reine". Made of natural beech wood, molded and richly carved, they rest on curved legs ending with scrolls.
The backs are decorated with acanthus leaves on the shoulders, and in the center a beautiful pomegranate burst in a cartridge. In the center of the belt is the same burst grenade, and a foliated spray decorates the tops of the front legs. The molding is vigorous and finely ribbed. The balance of the curves and the quality of the sculpture corroborates the prestigious stamp of Louis Cresson. This seat carpenter, master in 1738, is indeed one of the best seat carpenters of his time with a thorough and precise work. No "enture" or modified crossbeams are to be reported on these seats which are in good state of conservation.
Price : on request
24 000 €